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What is the best overall jig trailer size? I am going to be placing a big order of jig trailers. I can choose from the size 2.75 or 3.5. They are chunks that can't be bit off a lot. What should I get?

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Honestly both. But depending on the trailer some can be shortened by biting some off

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3 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

Honestly both. But depending on the trailer some can be shortened by biting some off

It is a chunk which can't be bit off.

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Sorry I didn't read post well enough. With a chunk that doesn't get run up on the hook I would go with the smaller size.

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Both? I think different occasions require different jig fall rates. A bigger trailer on a smaller weight slows your jigs fall. Heavy weight and/ or a smaller trailer make for a fast fall rate. In my experience, Bass want it differently at different times. 

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There's no such thing as: "the best", never has and never will, to me "the best" jig trailer size is a Brush Hog size, yup, THAT big.

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Honestly?, both,... they both have their place, as Cranks4fun described. and in New England? you will "need" a couple different sizes in both pork and plastic. unless you are relegated to just one lake

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6 hours ago, Raul said:

There's no such thing as: "the best", never has and never will, to me "the best" jig trailer size is a Brush Hog size, yup, THAT big.

Throw Rage Tail Lobster. ;)

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I'd say it depends on the jig size and how you are going to use them. If I'm throwing a 3/8oz or 1/2oz jig with a chunk in heavy cover, I use the larger one so I can thread the body up the hook shank. If I'm using the same jig in light cover or boat docks I will use a smaller chunk and hang it off the hook bend but I put a toothpick in the pad of the chunk so my hook won't pull through on a hook set or hang up.

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I personally rarely use the trailers shaped like pork rinds. I use craw trailers in clearer water and beavers or brush hogs in muddy water. The size and action of the trailer depend on mood of the fish and water clarity. Also use big trailers anytime I'm looking for a big bite. It pays to experiment but generally I use smaller trailers with less action like zoom lil critter craws and big bite baits craw worms in clear water, when fish are finicky,  and if I want a fast fall for a reaction strike. I use medium size trailers with a little more action like a rage craw or double tail grub if the fish are active, in murky water, and as a general starting point when throwing a jig.  I use big trailers like whole beavers or brush hogs when fish are very active,  when I want a big bite, to slow the bait if the fish prefer a slow fall, and in muddy water or at night to help fish find the bait. 

Swim jigs and jigs stroked up off the bottom that I use to imitate baitfish are a different animal but I still use the same basic rules. I use single tail grubs,  double tail grubs,  flukes,  paddletail swimbaits,  and flat type swimbaits like the lake fork magic shad or strike king blade minnow depending on what the fish want. I don't know if I could choose just one best jig trailer,  but if I could have only one it would probably be a rage craw or double tail grub

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